If any of you follow me on twitter, you’d probably know by now that I got a long overdue haircut yesterday and was very pleased with the way the stylist blew and curled my ends. I wanted to replicate the look at home and decided to get a curling / straightening iron, something I have never used before. I popped by Best Denki on my way home and picked up a Panasonic 6 in 1 multi-purpose styler.
It comes in a standard rectangular box with the usual blurb on the packaging. The hair styler has a photo-ceramic coating which is supposed to help preserve hair colour from fading and to increase shine.
On the inside, it contains a standard warranty card and instruction manual. I believe it comes with a one year warranty and I think the product can be registered online (I have to check again). Anyway, it’s best practice to save the original receipt just in case anything goes wrong and you can take it back to the store.
The styler and different heads were individually wrapped with plastic. I had tested the item at the shop before payment and it worked fine. You can select up to five temperature levels with 1 being the lowest at 130’C and 5 at 170’C.
There are five different attachments to achieve different hair styles. The multi heads are Super Straight, Medium Curl, Large Curl, Extra Large Curl and Volume-Up. Regular Straight doesn’t require an attachment, hence it makes up the sixth in the 6-in-1.
The attaching head slides and clicks into place very easily. You just need to press a button below it to release the head and remove.
So I took the Medium Curl for a test drive on my dry hair. You should note that they recommend hair to be slightly damp to achieve better results. I was too excited and decided to just do a few quick swipes throughout my hair.
I must say I was quite happy with the results! The curls were not very pronounced probably because it was used on dry hair and at the lowest temperature setting. However the styler was relatively easy to operate, even for a newbie like me. I definitely won’t use this on a daily basis because heating elements can be damaging to hair and it’s best to apply a heat protectant beforehand.
This Panasonic styler costs RM199 from Best Denki and the exact model is called EH-HW51.
Do you use a curling or straightening iron and what is your favourite? I’d love any recommendations because I’m very new at this and would like to find out more.
PS – Apologies about the blurry and yellowish photos as I took them under my room tungsten lighting.